The special exhibitions from the collection

Nice to meet you, New Collections of Nagoya City Art Museum

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KAINOSHO Tadaoto “Woman Leaning on a Rattan Chair” (around 1920) Owned by Nagoya City Art Museum

Apr. 29[Fri. / public holiday] – Jun. 26 [Sun.]

Since the establishment of the Museum Resource Acquisition Review Committee in 1983 prior to the opening of the museum, the Nagoya City Art Museum has continued to acquire materials based on the following four policies: École de Paris, Mexican Renaissance, contemporary art, and local art.
Many of the museum’s works have been donated by the citizens of Nagoya, and we have amassed a collection of about 10,000 items by the end of March 2022.
This exhibition presents the new works we have acquired or been entrusted with in recent years, alongside the works we have collected over the course of our history. It also introduces the history of our acquisition activities, their significance, as well as the role of the museum.

Restoration Project on Mural Paintings for Higashiyama Zoo

Jul. 16 [Sat.] – Sep. 25 [Sun.]

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OHTA Samuro “Mural Paintings for Higashiyama Zoo No. 1” (1948) Owned by Nagoya City Art Museum

The “Mural Paintings for Higashiyama Zoo” was produced in 1948 after the zoo lost its animals in the war. These murals took the place of the animals in welcoming many visitors to the zoo.
The three murals were significantly damaged when they entered the museum’s collection and required restoration work.
Thanks to your support, we can start the restoration this year.
This exhibition features the works before their restoration, and introduces the studies and preparations that have to be undertaken before the actual restoration work.

Large Prints by Contemporary Japanese Artists

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AKIOKA Miho “1988 2 8 Flutter”
(1988) Owned by Nagoya City Art Museum

Oct. 8 [Sat.] – Nov. 27 [Sun.]

Artists today are experimenting with applying modern artistic expressions to Japanese prints.
One of these is the production of large-scale prints through creative printing methods and ways of making the printing plate.
These create artworks that, along with their contents, are not constrained by the conventional framework of prints.
From among the museum’s collections, this exhibition features large-scale prints by Japanese artists such as AKIOKA Miho and ISOMI Teruo, and examines the artistic expressions in these works.